CAT (Common Admission Test) is a national level entrance examination, which is conducted for admission to management programmes in Indian Institutes of Management (IIM's) and top B-Schools across the country. It tests a candidate on his quantitative ability, data interpretation skills, verbal ability and logical reasoning.
CAT also serves as the eligibility criteria for being admitted into the business administration courses in various IIM's spread across the country. The test is designed to evaluate the management aptitude of students by testing his analytical and communication skills. It demands up to three to four months of intense preparation.
The test is open for all graduates. Usually, CAT examination would be held in the month of October-November every year. CAT is conducted online at the examination centres.
CAT exam will have two sections: 1. Quantitative Ability & Data Interpretation 2. Verbal Ability and Logical Reasoning The examination would for 170 minutes, candidates have answer 100 questions in the stipulated time.
CAT 2015 examination will be held over a period of two days, whereas earlier it was conducted over a period of 22 days. The exam will be held in 354 centers of 99 cities. Candidates are allowed to choose an examination centre of their choice, among the options present.